Iconic Portland ice cream business threatens to move headquarters over city's rampant crime

An iconic Portland, Oregon, ice cream business is threatening to move its headquarters from the city over rampant crime, which store owners say put...

November 30, 2022
7:10 AM

An iconic Portland, Oregon, ice cream business is threatening to move its headquarters from the city over rampant crime, which store owners say puts their employees at risk.  "If we can't make it safe, I can't stay here," Salt & Straw co-founder Kim Malek said last week, according to Oregon Live. "It's just not responsible of me to put my team in that position."Malek said she wants to work with city and county leaders to address widespread drug use, homeless encampments and violence, but will be forced to leave if the concerns are not addressed.

Emma Colton